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Richard Alston Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London

Choreographers: Richard Alston, Martin Lawrance Pianist: Jason Ridgway Reviewer: Ann Bawtree The evening of dance at Sadler’s Wells Theatre begins with an announcement by Richard Alston, both director and choreographer of his Dance Company. Often his inspiration is music but for the first piece to be performed, it is what he describes as “the energy and talent of these young ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Reviewer: E. Whitcroft  British dance would be different without Richard Alston. From Rambert (he was artistic director from 1986 to 1992) to The Place and London Contemporary Dance School: traces of his influence are everywhere. One of the first British choreographers to experiment with everyday movement and multi-media; he also took dance outside the proscenium arch and from early on ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company: An Italian in Madrid – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Richard Alston Choreography: Richard Alston, Martin Lawrance Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Richard Alston, Artistic Director of The Place and his own company based there, is one of the UK’s leading choreographers. Once a radical pioneer, present from the emergence of British contemporary dance – when that in itself was radical – Alston formed the UK’s first independent dance company ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

cast richard alston an italian in madrid 2016 uk tour

Music: Domenico Scarlatti, Frédéric Chopin, Julia Wolfe &Astor Piazzolla Choreographer: Martin Lawrance and Richard Alston Reviewer: S.E. Webster To celebrate their 22nd anniversary, Richard Alston Dance Company is touring the nation with a repertoire of old and new work. Choreographed by Martin Lawrance and Artistic Director, Richard Alston, the performances range widely across the spectrum of contemporary dance drawing on ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Sadler’s Wells Presents – Richard Alston Dance Company

Nomadic - Richard Alston Dance Company

Choreographer: Ajani Johnson-Goffe, Richard Alston,Martin Lawrance Venue: The Waterfront Stage Reviewer: Nicole Evans   After recruiting for volunteers for their Public Class shortly before their performances, The Richard Alston Dance Company, presented by Sadler's Wells, return to The Waterfront Stage to present extracts of some of their own work. First up is Stronghold II, an intense 15 minutes of water-tight ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company: Triple Bill – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Richard Alston Choreography: Richard Alston, Martin Lawrance Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Richard Alston is one of the UK’s most established and best-loved contemporary choreographers. His personal history is closely-linked with that of British contemporary dance: his career starting in the late-1960s with the newly-formed London Contemporary Dance School, leading to his starting the UK’s first contemporary dance group, studying ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company – Aylesbury Waterside

Choreographers: Richard Alston, Martin Lawrance Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Richard Alston Dance Company is now touring with a selection of routines both old and new. The four routines performed (of the seven that form the body of this tour’s repertoire) combine new routines with some older material, with patchy levels of success. New work ...

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Ballet Black – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Choreographers: Jonathan Goddard, Christopher Hampson, Martin Lawrance, Jonathan Watkins Music: Alex Baranowski, Mark Bowden, Dmitri Shostakovich, Kurt Weill Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:4.5] Ballet Black are in their eleventh year of operation, so as a comparatively small and new company they are really making waves. For this sold out performance, they present a mixed programme of three short pieces before the ...

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